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Celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day 2019

Posted By Jenna A. Bertini, Thursday, October 3, 2019

Ostomy-Awareness-Day-2019-LogoThe WOCN® Society is proud to help the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day (OAD), on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

To help celebrate, we have released a special bonus WOCTalk podcast episode. In this episode, we talk with Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, a dedicated full scope wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurse living with two ostomies. Listen to hear about Joanna's healthcare journey, her career as a WOC nurse, and her involvement with UOAA and Ostomy Awareness Day.


To equip WOC nurses and allied health professionals who work with individuals living with ostomies, we have launched 5 ostomy-related continuing education courses:

Fistula Management: Returning the Patient's Freedom
Contact Hours: 0.89 
Speaker: Judith Landis Erdman, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Restructuring Healthcare Delivery to Meet the Outpatient Ostomy Patient Needs: Strategies for Success
Contact Hours: 0.32
Speaker: Jennifer Turner, MSN-Ed, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN

WOC Nursing Management of Parastomal Hernias
Contact Hours: 1.07
Speakers: David Stein, MD, Chairman, and Jo Catanzaro, MSN, RN, CWOCN

A Comprehensive View on Ostomy Education: Integration of Technology
Contact Hours: 0.29
Speaker: Angela Dean, BSN, RN, MAHCA

Complex Pediatric Pouching Problems
Contact Hours: 1.01
Speaker: Judith Stellar, MSN, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CWOCN

Society members have free access to these courses. Non-members can access these courses for a small fee.


UOAA is dedicated to engaging the ostomy community across the country to inspire, educate, and support people who have had or who may have ostomy or continent diversion surgery. Here are a few ways that you can get involved in spreading awareness:

  • Share your story and/or photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #OstomyDay2019 and #MyOstomyMyLifesaver, and tag UOAA on Facebook @uoaainc, on Instagram @uoaa_ and on Twitter @uoaa.
  • Share, post or print the “Ostomies Are Life-Savers” infographic that describes the important lifesaving message that ostomies provide.
  • Support, join or cheer on the 6th annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k near you or do a virtual run/walk. You can register or get more information at www.ostomy5k.org

For additional ways that you can get involved in Ostomy Awareness Day online and in your community, please click here.

 

Tags:  advocacy  awareness  celebrate  continuing education  education  ostomy  ostomy awareness  Ostomy Awareness Day  ostomy course  UOAA  WOCTalk 

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